Substance Use and Co-Occurring Mental Disorders

A substance use disorder (SUD) is a mental disorder that affects a person’s brain and behavior, leading to a person’s inability to control their use of substances such as legal or illegal drugs, alcohol, or medications. Symptoms can range from moderate to severe, with addiction being the most severe form of SUDs.https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/substance-use-and-mental-health

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